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Lifelong Learning - Zoom at Noon - Absent Students do not Attend College

March 22, 2023 at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST
Hosted Virtually by IUAA

Zoom at Noon – Absent Students do not Attend College

Wednesday, March 22

Noon–1 p.m. ET

Virtual class offered via Zoom*

$10 per person 

Students do not magically show up on college steps. Their paths are often unchanged from kindergarten to high school. Unfortunately, this path often stops short or disappears when students are absent. Consistent absences negatively influence education funnels and successful student outcomes. Responding to this funnel is a public health emergency for colleges and universities. 

The university, as we know it, is changing. Knowledge acquisition has changed with access to information all day, every day. As teaching and learning continue to evolve, drops in enrollment are causing trade winds from which university-based education may not recover. Participants will consider options for increasing local enrollment pipelines by paying attention to attendance and absenteeism. 

*Please note: this course is a virtual learning opportunity held via the online platform, Zoom. The link needed to participate will be supplied via email prior to the first class session.


About the Instructor:

Carolyn Gentle-Genitty teaches in the IU School of Social Work and serves as IU’s assistant vice president of university academic policy. She is former president of the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention, founder of Pivot Attendance Solutions, and co-founder of International Network for School Attendance. Her seminal article, Truancy: A Look at Definitions in the U.S. and Other Territories, is among her more than 100 journal articles, books, book chapters, and a white paper.